Not many keyboards were shown off, but there were some samples that attracted
Most of all I liked Chicony solutions. The company demonstrated all
kinds of keyboards: wireless, supporting a SIM card reader, with fingerprint
A keyboard for a PDA, in particular, for Palm, is very convenient and
takes little space when folded up. The guiding price is 35 euros. Unfortunately,
the Sony Clie is not supported yet. I must say that in this trip my Clie
died once again; it happened when I tried to delete a program with the
timetable of the display's seminars. Well, it seems that Sony products
are not the right thing for me. The Palm Vx was a more stable one...
Targus keyboards also arrived, but nothing was shown.
PDA and accessories
Unfortunately, I failed to find Handspring products at the display. The
company didn't exhibit. Only once I noticed a Treo.
Although the Treo is not a PDA, it is rather a smartphone, Handspring
does not produce traditional PDAs anymore either. By the way, there were
a lot of Treo's competitors - O2 and Sharp Zaurus.
The O2 resembles modern smartphones based on PDAs controlled by the
Pocket PC2002, except the fact that apart from standard software it includes
a utility for synchronization of entries on a SIM card with a PDA's address
book. The handling is simple. The stylus is located in the antenna's ledge.
Being quite small, the Sharp Zaurus has a good screen and a handy keypad
and plays video and audio files excellently.
The display was glutted with usual PDAs without communicational capabilities.
The models differ mainly in design and a set of accessories. Palms controlled
by Pocket PC2002 preveiled. I'm not going to show all of them as just few
will really enter the market.
The MSI's MS-2500 solution is based on the Intel StrongArm 1110 processors
working at 206 MHz, has a 65K reflecting matrix, expansion slots for CompactFlash
and SD/MMC cards. Besides, it has a USB host in the synchronization cradle.
This is a complete analog of the Casio E200; they models differ only in
Here you can look at one more design version from another company; the
insides are the same.
FIC unveiled two new PDAs.
The NEC's Palm works also under the Pocket PC2002, but has unusual colors.
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